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Skymaster Wheel Turns 50

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
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Look who's 50! In 2019, the iconic Skymaster Ferris wheel at the Royal Adelaide Show celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

Ferris Wheel
Skymaster Ferris Wheel (©paula mcmanus)


It's hard to say just how many people have enjoyed this popular show ride since it arrived in 1969, but every year Royal Show visitors line up and ride the wheel.

There have been momentous occasions celebrated on the Ferris Wheel - marriage proposals, 100th Birthdays, Fringe shows and even a wedding.

Ferris Wheel
Skymaster Ferris Wheel (©paula mcmanus)


Show rides are always a major drawcard at the show. Each year there are dozens of rides to choose from, but a perennial favourite is the Ferris Wheel.

Standing at over 40 metres high, the Ferris Wheel gives a magical 360 degree birds-eye view of the showgrounds and all the fun and action.

Visitors to the show in 2019 can go into the running to win a Wallis Cinema Gold Pass, valued at $1820. All you need to do is take a selfie while on the Skymaster Wheel and upload the photo to Facebook or Instagram with the tag #FW50th. You'll see your photo come up on the big screen and you'll also be entered into the draw for the Gold Pass.

Ferris Wheel
Ferris Wheel views (©paula mcmanus)


About 500,000 people attend the Royal Adelaide Show each year. The 2019 Royal Adelaide Show runs for 10 days from Friday the 30th of August to Sunday the 8th of September.

Royal Adelaide Show
Royal Adelaide Show (©paula mcmanus)
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Why? Visitors to the 2019 Royal Adelaide Show can go into the running to win a Wallis Cinema Gold Pass, valued at $1820.
When: Friday 30th August to Sunday 8th September
Where: Wayville Showgrounds
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